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Hens ate medicated chick feed. Need to withhold eggs?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mtn Laurel, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Songster

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    DH refilled feeders this morning and accidentally gave the laying hens the medicated chick feed. I managed to catch the mistake about 3 hours after it was done but the hens had been gobbling it down.

    Do I need to withhold their eggs due to the medication in the feed? If so, for how long? Thanks!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    If the feed is medicated with amprolium you can eat it. There is no egg withdrawal for amprolium.
     
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  3. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Songster

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    It was Southern States brand and I just confirmed via their website that it's medicated with Amprol. Thanks for the information!
     
  4. Chickery Chick

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    Thanks.
    I did the same thing. Good to know all ok.
     

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